Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

 Bill Status of SB1670  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS-ABANDONED NEWBORNS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans - Toi W. Hutchinson - Kimberly A. Lightford - Iris Y. Martinez, Thomas Cullerton, Dan Kotowski, William Delgado, Donne E. Trotter and David Koehler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
325 ILCS 2/20
325 ILCS 2/35
325 ILCS 2/50
325 ILCS 2/60


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act. Provides that if a parent relinquishes a newborn infant to a hospital, the hospital shall file a foundling record to constitute the birth certificate for the relinquished newborn infant; and that to protect the parent's anonymity, the foundling record shall not contain any identifying information about the relinquishing parent. Provides that if the parent of a newborn infant or any other person returns to reclaim the infant after relinquishing the infant to a fire station, emergency medical facility, or police station, the fire station, emergency medical facility, or police station must inform the parent or person that he or she must contact the Department of Children and Family Services' State-wide, toll-free telephone number for information on the relinquished infant. Shortens the length of time the Department of Children and Family Services or a child-placing agency must initiate certain proceedings, including proceedings to terminate the parental rights of the relinquished newborn infant's known or unknown parents, to no sooner than 30 days (rather than no sooner than 60 days). Provides that no court order terminating the parental rights of the relinquished newborn infant's known or unknown parents shall be entered sooner than 60 days after the date of the initial relinquishment of the infant to the hospital, police station, fire station, or emergency medical facility. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/20/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/20/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  3/6/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  3/11/2015SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/18/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  3/24/2015SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 011-000-000
  3/24/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 25, 2015
  4/14/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/16/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/21/2015SenateSecond Reading
  4/21/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 22, 2015
  4/21/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  4/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/22/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments
  4/23/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/23/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  10/8/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As October 20, 2015
  10/10/2015SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Back To Top